General information

The SCHU-Y-I-IJ-T Foundation was established in Bunschoten on June 8, 1985 and recorded by notarial act in Alkmaar on July 2nd, 1985. It is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Amersfoort under nr. S 41189122

The name of the Foundation has been chosen as the name can be written 3 different ways (Schuyt, Schuit and Schuijt). It was indeed spelled in these different ways within families.

In 2007, The Netherlands counted 2.525 people with one of these 3 names; 1.668 (66%) were written as Schuit, 807 (32%) as Schuijt and 50 (2%) as Schuyt. Outside of The Netherlands there are a few hundred people with our name, mainly living in the USA. We believe there are at the moment almost 3.000 people with our name.

These 3.000 people are divided over 25 families, without having the same forefather or lacking the proof of it. About 100 families are extinct. Every family gets a code of 2 letters, usually in relation with the origin of the family.

The Foundation has 4 board members, from 4 different families.

The collection of information about the various families gives us also privacy related information. In order to handle this properly, we have a Privacy Protocol which has been filed at the Registration Chamber in The Hague under number P-0019774

We primarily focus on the names Schuyt, Schuit and Schuijt, but also on the name Van der Schuit. For all other names with the word Schuit (like Schuite, Schuiten, Schuitemaker, Schuitvlot, Schuiteman, Lasschuit, etc…), we collect the information and hope to find people of those families, who will start their family tree with this information.


The Foundation holds annual meetings in different places related to a family origin. The meetings are held on a Saturday in April.

The Foundation also issues a quarterly magazine titled “In hetzelfde Schu-y-i-ij-tje” (translated: In the same boat). It is an A5 size magazine with 28 pages including a mix of actual and historic information about the families. It is published in Dutch.

The intention is to publish all the different families. We already have published the families from Aalsmeer (Codes AR and AM), Putten (Code PU) and a Jewish family from Amsterdam (Code AJ, also available in English).


For further information you can contact our secretary Jan Schuit (

The SCHU-Y-I-IJ-T Foundation can be found on Facebook ( and Twitter (@schuyiijt).